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Proposed CNU-VSMMC College of Medicine gets RDC-7 nod

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Central Visayas Development Council has approved a proposal to establish the first state-funded medical school in the region to provide free education to aspiring doctors here. RDC-7’s Social Development Council (SDC) is…

18 brgys in Daanbantayan town now COVID-free

Doris C. Bongcac 09/19/2020

MANDAUE CITY, Cebu — Only two of the 20 barangays in Daanbantayan town have active cases of the coronavirus disease as of Friday, September 18. In an advisory, the municipal government said that the town’s active cases…

RDC-7 recommends QR code health forms over paper slips

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/19/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Regional Development Council in Central Visayas (RDC-7) will endorse to the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI)  to replace the use of paper slips for the submission of health forms when entering…

Kaplag: Sto. Niño de Malitbog found after 30 years

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Santo Niño de Malitbog is one of the greatest mysteries in Southern Leyte because in the late 1980s the image was lost or stolen when it was brought to Cebu City to…

Construction supervisor, HVI, nabbed in PDEA-7 buy-bust

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A 35-year-old construction supervisor, who was also considered as a high-value individual (HVI), was arrested in a buy-bust operation in Sitio Kalubihan, Barangay Guadalupe, Cebu City at 1:30 p.m. of September 18, 2020,…

Labella promises P50 million for CCPO building

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has assured that there is a P50 million budget set aside for the construction of a new Cebu City Police Office (CCPO) building in Camp Sotero Cabahug along…

Massive coastal cleanup set for Sept. 19: 8 Cebu City waterways to be cleared

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Eight sites mostly mouths of rivers or major rivers and waterways in Cebu City will undergo a massive cleanup or will be simultaneously cleaned tomorrow, September 19, 2020. This activity is in line…

PRO-7 chief: We’ll keep close watch for PDEA-7 impostor agents-robbers

Alven Marie A. Timtim 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Police Regional Office in Central Visayas (PRO-7) will help in monitoring reports about robbers who introduce themselves as Philippine Drug Enforcement Agency in Central Visayas (PDEA-7) agents before robbing their victims. Police…

Rain-affected mango farmers to get Cebu City gov’t aid

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — Cebu City Mayor Edgardo Labella has promised that the city government will provide assistance to the farmers whose mango trees were destroyed in the recent torrential rains.  The mayor ordered the City Agriculture…

Cebu City EOC mulls swab test for all arriving LSIs

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — The Emergency Operation Center (EOC) here is planning to require all arriving locally stranded individuals (LSIs) to be swabbed. This after at least 12 LSIs tested positive to the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)…

Barangay Guadalupe welcomes new police station

Alven Marie Timtim 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines—Cops assigned in Barangay Guadalupe here have a new home. On Friday, September 18, 2020, police and city officials gathered for the inauguration of the new Guadalupe Police Station (Station 9) that is situated just…

Mango farm in Cebu City sustains P3.75M worth of damage due to recent rains

Delta Dyrecka Letigio 09/18/2020

CEBU CITY, Philippines — A mango farm in Barangay Mabini here suffered P3.75 million worth of damage due to the torrential rains in the past three days. Engineer Joel Baclayon, the head of the City Agriculture Department…

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